7 Things We Must Have In Our Handbags at All Times

1. Burt’s Bees

“Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm” —Jeanie Scoggins Williams
“Burt’s Bees lip shimmer” —Diane DiBiase
“Burt’s Bees.” —Barbara Fritz

2. Pills

“pills” —Mary Brown
“Tums” —Jennifer Lesneak-Mahoney
“migraine Meds” —Kim Burrowes Colonnelli
“ibuprofen” —Diane DiBiase
“Imodium” —Betsi Thomas McIntosh
“Aspirin” —Kelly Cutaia
“ibuprofen” —Debra Wilson

3. Something Sentimental

“picture of my son out of the country” —Judith Ottmer-Wyman

4. Bodily Protection

“Fashion tape!” —Linda’s – Expert Bra Fitters

5. Booze

“Wine beer and more wine!!” —Diana Sue Mendez-Lucio

6. Weapons

“a gun. Yes, I said gun, not gum.” —Sandi Farnsworth Irish
“My gun. In case of bears and now squirrels.”—Tina McCants
“Small knife” —Kelly Cutaia

7. Tools

“screwdriver, torch and corkscrew” —Sallyann Phillips
“A small screwdriver and a pocket flashlight.”—Wynne McAninch

14 Responses to “7 Things We Must Have In Our Handbags at All Times”

  1. Erlynstar says:

    Keys, sunglasses, phone, lipstick, nail file, small compact/mirror, tissues, Tums, wallet with 1 credit card, 1 ATM card, health cards, driver’s license, auto insurance/registration/AAA cards, and minimal money. And on rainy days an umbrella.

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  2. Randi Stone says:

    How about a good book? Any FabOverFifty woman will appreciate peeking inside the mind of a real man, and that’s just what Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet offers. What a hoot!

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  3. Ellen says:

    Booze? Only if you’re an alcoholic… My rescue inhaler, a few pens, a tape measure, dental floss, extra Splenda/stevia packets are my additions to the list.

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  4. Lynne McVernon says:

    A gun? A gun?!!! And as if that wasn’t bad enough – to shoot squirrels? In the UK it is only the terminally stupid or morally bankrupt who use guns for the purpose of killing or wounding any living thing – and yes, humans are living things, too. I suspect the same may be true of the USA but everyone’s too scared of getting shot to admit it. My handbag is laden with pens, notebooks and little bullet shaped things called lipstick.

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    • bee says:

      I am neither stupid nor morally bankrupt! Being as judgmental as you are doesn’t make you or your opinions any better than those who are “stupid”.

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  5. JT says:

    -minus booze
    +plus sewing set, first aid stuff, earbuds, tissues, spare toilet paper, pantiliners, sunglasses, writing utensils, paper, co brochures, prayer for travelers, tape measure, glass vial for sand collection, balloon, candy, granola bar, some odd paper of stuff to buy, list of ill folks to pray for, plastic collapsible drinking cup, and spare sox…
    maybe other stuff too; in case of emergency I am prepared! 😉 :-0

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  6. Christine Norman says:

    Good list – just ditching the booze for coupons – get a bigger buzz from using them.

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  7. thelma0909 says:

    Hello there. I’m not bring booze. The rest OK.

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  8. The Nan says:

    Hahahaha – I love this list AND I’m missing all but one (pills)!

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Nan,

      Happy you love it. We create these in good fun!

      Geri

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  9. suerae01 says:

    sunscreen, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, back up medication, healthy snacks, Kindle, Metrocard

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  10. Jacquie says:

    Flash strips for your breath, you never know

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  11. Michele says:

    Cash! I don’t use it often, but my debit card’s been disabled twice in the last couple of months (once due to a system-wide security breech, once due to a compromised card). Since I don’t carry credit cards, I had to borrow money for lunch once; the second time, I had cash. Now, I try to have $20 on me at all times.

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  12. Marguerite says:

    How about identification? Never know what could happen!

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